Scientists from the University of Maine have created the world’s largest 3D printer, which can be used to print houses, energy facilities, bridges and other large structures.

The giant machine was named “Factory of the Future 1.0”. It is capable of creating objects up to 30x75x5.5 meters in size with printing speeds of up to 227 kg/hour, as well as quickly switching between subtractive manufacturing, large-scale additive manufacturing and continuous belt casting.

In addition, the developers note the possibility of this printer working together with other construction printers and even robotic arms within one project.

According to the authors of the project, the Factory of the Future 1.0 has great potential and will help to compensate for labor shortages by providing efficient and environmentally friendly production in a variety of areas.